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‘Born a lady’, Nell turns 101

‘‘I’m mad, quite mad you know. Oh yes, I’m a weird one. But I love it. You’ve got to make people laugh.’’. Mary Ellen Gibbs has been called ‘‘Nell’’ all her life and while she’s far from mad, she’s contagiously happy and

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Libby Price
Dec 21 2016
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‘Atmosphere lacking’

There’s been a mixed reaction to Benalla Rural City Council’s public meetings seeking community input into the development of the Council Plan 2017-2021.. Three meetings were held last week: two in the Town Hall and one at Baddaginnie.. About 20

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Libby Price
Mar 29 2017
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New dimension for festival

You’ll need to ‘‘watch your step’’ after some of the best pavement artists take to the streets of Benalla at this year’s Wall to Wall Street Art Festival.. In a first for the festival, pavement artists will be creating extraordinary

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Libby Price
Mar 29 2017
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Water

More blue-green algae detected

Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) is warning the public to avoid direct contact with water within the Rochester Irrigation Area channels and pipelines, including the Waranga Western Channel downstream of the Waranga Basin to the Loddon Weir, after

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Shepparton News
Mar 30 2017
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Taking charge

The best young auctioneers from around the country will travel to Sydney next week for the annual Australian Livestock & Property Agents Association NSW and national young auctioneers competitions.. This year marks 27 years of the ALPA National

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Shepparton News
Mar 30 2017
Livestock

Record crowd at Angus sale

A 100 per cent clearance and a record number of buyers greeted the Alpine Angus stud at its Autumn Bull Sale earlier this month.. The sale, held on March 7 at the Alpine Selling Complex, Rosewhite, saw all 93 Angus bulls sold for an average price of

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Shepparton News
Mar 30 2017
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Kicking life’s goals

A country girl at heart, Sarah Last is now tackling her new career as a professional footballer.. Ms Last has been a volunteer with Powlett-Salisbury Fire Brigade (near Serpentine) since 2009.. She comes from a family of CFA volunteers with her

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Shepparton News
Mar 30 2017
Water

Lake will feed region’s wildlife

Lake Cullen near Kerang will be completely filled for the first time in six years, when more than 11000Ml are pumped into the lake in the coming months.. The North Central Catchment Management Authority filled the lake to about 30 per cent capacity

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Shepparton News
Mar 30 2017
Horticulture

Good soil health pays dividends

During his trip to northern Victoria, American soil farmer Rick Bieber said the soil in the United States wasn’t much different to any place in the world.. Visiting Pine Lodge farmer David Cook’s property last week as part of his Australian

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Rodney Woods
Mar 30 2017
Horticulture

Offices will bring MDBA closer

One of the enduring messages I’ve heard from one corner of the Murray-Darling Basin to another is the need for better connections between the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and basin communities.. The MDBA’s strong commitment to public

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Shepparton News
Mar 30 2017
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Rural award challenge

Deputy Nationals leader Steph Ryan has slammed the Victorian Government’s decision to award the Rural Women’s Award to Kirsten Abernathy from West Melbourne.. Ms Ryan said the award should go to a woman who lived and worked in rural Victori

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Shepparton News
Mar 30 2017
Livestock

Successful Angus sale

More than 50 bulls went under the hammer at the Witherswood Angus sale last week, resulting in a top price of $15000 as more than 100 people descended on the stud property near Glenrowan.. Of the 59 bulls that went to sale, 52 were sold at an

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Alana Christe...
Mar 30 2017
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Women invisible no more

When thinking of a ‘typical’ Aussie farmer, city people think of someone wearing an Akubra hat with a tan from the harsh sun and a button-up shirt, often a flannel.. But above all, the image that pops into people’s minds tends to be that of

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Alana Christe...
Mar 30 2017
Livestock

Donkeys sold

Shepparton Regional Saleyards is known for hosting the selling of cattle and sheep, but it was a sale of another animal that stood out recently.. Ninety-six donkeys were auctioned on March 18, as well as a camel, two alpacas and some horses.. The

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Shepparton News
Mar 29 2017
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Blue-green algae...

Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) is warning the public to avoid direct contact with water in Waranga Basin after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.. GMW recommends:. - People should avoid contact with the water.. - Wherever possible

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Shepparton News
Mar 29 2017
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China's Xi to meet Trump for first time

Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet his US counterpart, Donald Trump, for the first time on April 6-7 at the real estate mogul's Florida retreat.

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AAP News
Mar 30 2017
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Hawaii judge extends Trump travel ban

A federal judge has indefinitely extended his order blocking US President Donald Trump's revised travel ban on travellers from six Muslim-majority countries.

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AAP News
Mar 30 2017
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Toyotas recalls 2.9m vehicles over airbags

Another 2.9 million Toyota vehicles are being recalled worldwide over potentially faulty airbag inflators made by Takata.

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AAP News
Mar 30 2017
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Gold Coast residents could become isolated

Parts of the Gold Coast could be isolated, evacuations have been ordered in northern NSW and a hiker is missing as the heavy rain continues.

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AAP News
Mar 30 2017
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Ex-Cylone Debbie causing airport chaos

Airline passengers are stranded after heavy rain from ex-cyclone Debbie forced flights to be cancelled or delayed at several airports in Queensland and NSW.

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AAP News
Mar 30 2017
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Two days in a bathtub to survive Debbie

A Proserpine resident thought she was going to die when Cyclone Debbie unleashed its fury.

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AAP News
Mar 30 2017
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Evacuated NSW residents bunker down

Residents in northern NSW have been told to evacuate as rivers flood because of heavy rains linked to ex-tropical cyclone Debbie.

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AAP News
Mar 30 2017
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Shark found in puddle after Cyclone Debbie

Photos have emerged of a bull shark found dead in a puddle after flooding in north Queensland following Cyclone Debbie.

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AAP News
Mar 30 2017
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Senate set for lengthy debate on tax cuts

The Senate will sit into the night as the Turnbull government tries to get its $50 billion business tax cuts package through the upper house.

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AAP News
Mar 30 2017
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Sex in pool, roof during Don Dale riots

Girls had to been given the morning after pill following sex romps during riots and protests at Darwin's Don Dale Youth Detention Centre, an inquiry has heard.

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AAP News
Mar 30 2017
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Flash flood risk as Debbie swamps SE Qld

Brisbane has copped a month's worth of rain in 24 hours, and it's not over yet, with the worst of the deluge from ex-cyclone Debbie still to come.

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AAP News
Mar 30 2017
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